Watch out for Turtles


‘Tis the season when turtles are leaving the comfort of their watery homes to set off cross country to find the ideal place to bury their eggs. For several of them, it appears that place is the grass ring where I ride or the field next to it, where I also ride. It amazes me […]

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Horse vs. Turtle

Turtle Time

This really made me laugh because we see turtles laying eggs all the time when riding. Maybe because they are so common, my horses never react to them. Maybe they just haven’t noticed that the turtles actually move! Just a couple of weeks ago a beautiful painted turtle was laying her eggs in the dressage […]

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Beware the horse eating turtles

One of my favorite things about spring in New England is watching the painted turtles lay their eggs. Our pasture is near a pond and the turtles take (for them) a marathon journey into the grass to dig holes for their eggs. I love the turtles. I love how ancient they look. I love the […]

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